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Author Topic: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report  (Read 6187 times)

Offline Oldben1

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Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« on: August 22, 2016, 03:31:45 AM »
After watching a few episodes of the original Star Trek with my 9 year old son I thought it might be fun to play some Star Trek lite games with my son.  I made the terrain, but the miniatures were painted by Calimero.  I used the Away team rules for combat.

Title card by oldben1, on Flickr

Here is the board.  I thought I would go with a standard arid desert planet with a red sky.  The crew is exploring an unknown planet looking for Deterium crystals to help power their warpdrive.  The red dots represent hostiles or crystal deposits.

The board by oldben1, on Flickr

After explaining the roles of the characters, my son was quick to let the red shirt (security) do all the initial exploration with Spock handling the scanning.

Star Trek by oldben1, on Flickr

the first blip is a cluster of eggs as well as a facehugger.  My son had not seen Alien, so was grossed out as I went into great detail.  Spock was able to make some careful observations before the facehugger before it went in for a kiss.

Star Trek by oldben1, on Flickr
the second blip was deterium, but the third was a nasty bunch of aliens.  My son made a quick retreat and started blasting away.

Star Trek by oldben1, on Flickr

More aliens joined the battle.  Captain Kirk was karate chopping aliens left and right but the red shirt fell quickly.

Eventually McCoy and Spock were able to blast away as well but Spock was injured at the very end.
Star Trek by oldben1, on Flickr

The Away Team returned with 2 Deterium deposits and 2 injured crewman.  The team may add an extra crewman in the next adventure as well as one weapon upgrade,  Spock will have to sit out in the next mission and the red shirt died of his injuries. 

This was a fun game, although trying to explain the transporter to my son seemed difficult.  I was surprised by how smart a lot of his decisions were.  It was fun to add in the suspense (red blips) and describe the horrible aliens in detail.


Offline Supercollider

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 05:12:46 AM »
Looks like a great game!

You're tempting me to get into another genre/scale :)

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 05:16:40 AM »
"and the red shirt died of his injuries"

Lol.  Sounds like both of you had a blast!  And he really understood they canary-like role very well.  :)

I have the Astros figures (unpainted) as well as several painted Aliens.  But, to be honest, I had never even considered using them together in any sort of scenario.  That was a brilliant idea.

Thanks so much for sharing. And I hope these are just a few if many more games of you two together.  What an awesome bonding experience.

Offline Dr DeAth

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2016, 08:47:53 AM »
Simple yet interesting game and a great introduction to 15mm sci-fi for your son
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Offline has.been

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2016, 09:09:29 AM »
As was said in a Star Gate episode by one nerdy scientist to another (when in a perilous situation) "We might as well be wearing Red t-shirts !"

Offline tomcat51

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 08:30:47 AM »
Star Trek away mission always have to descend into a fist fight, in some sand!
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"

Offline bandit86

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 09:38:40 AM »
Barbarella: What's that screaming? A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming...
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Offline DivisMal

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2016, 10:22:22 AM »
Great report! Thanks for posting it.

May i ask what models you used for the Enterprise crew?

Offline bandit86

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2016, 11:14:44 AM »
DivisMal they are useing
https://shop.groundzerogames.co.uk/15mm-stargrunt/infantry/civilians-colonists-cops-etc/sg15-v01.html
Great company to deal with and the figures are great

Offline nozza_uk

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2016, 12:35:37 PM »
Thanks for this.

I looked up and downloaded the Away Team rules. Seems like a very simple set of rules for a quick game.

Offline Oldben1

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2016, 03:01:13 PM »
It was a lot of fun, I'm planning the next game soon.  I have so many episodes to draw inspiration from.  I need to figure out the stats for a giant, intelligent, telekinetic cloud though! lol

The author of Away Team also wrote a very good Star Trek RPG called Far trek, available for free as well.  Pretty good in terms of tables, races and creating different planets to explore.

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2016, 05:22:01 PM »
I love the idea of Captain Kirk karate-chopping space demons!
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Offline nozza_uk

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2016, 07:31:58 PM »
Did you find a use for the IQ stat?

Offline Oldben1

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2016, 07:37:34 PM »
I tried to get my son to use Spock to analyze the alien body structure, and explained the ideas of parasites. 

Kirk also used his intelligence to figure out how to defeat the creatures (ie run and shoot and watch out for acid blood).
I may have some further missions where repair, or science analysis plays a larger role.  My son wasn't really interested  in science, more blasting.

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Re: Star Traveller (Star Trek in 15mm) Battle Report
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2016, 07:57:43 PM »
Looks nice where can we find the used rules?
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